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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Augusto F. Villalon
VERY RARELY IN THE Philippines do provincial leaders recognize the uniqueness of their people and so take the effort to assess their cultural strengths as a prelude to mapping out a program to preserve their cultural identity.
Cebu is among the first provinces to take the step. Spearheaded by Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, provincial government authorities met with prominent Cebuano businessmen and the Archdiocese of Cebu to establish Garbo sa Sugbo (Cebuano Pride) Foundation.
The private foundation is a landmark. It finally unites the government, Church and business, all normally having divergent visions in the preservation issue. Their common cause is to identify …